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Friday, May 15, 2009

Bespoke Design Is Cloth Fabric

Stretched Panel Artworks: From $550

Burlap Bespoke Range
Lamps: From $440, Wall Hangings: From $600

Burlap Fabric Upholstered Chair: Approx: $990

Burlap Bespoke Cushions: From $155

I love working with fabrics, natural materials & texture. Whether decorating a room, space or home with beautiful blinds or curtains, furniture, bedlinen, cushions or one off pieces, discovering that perfect fabric whatever the task may be, is an exciting process...Linens, silks, wool, cotton, cashmere, I adore natural materials, for their versatile character, aesthetic & timeless appeal...never boring, always different with every client brief, & every interior...

So it was with much pleasure when I discovered the made in Sydney brand "Cloth fabric" the brainchild & amazing talent of Julie Paterson. The images featured here are from her beautiful "Burlap Bespoke" range, each piece unique & one off in design & origin, made from pre-used materials.

Cloth won "designer of the year" with this collection in Home Beautiful magazine earlier this year, & it's easy to understand why. The concept behind the aesthetic principle is a combination of a craft based process, an artist's perspective & a designer's eye. The design & production of each piece represents a return to traditional hand-made art & craft & is gaining considerable international interest. As a society so familiar with mass produced & readily available commodities, the appreciation of handcrafted & made to measure art such as Cloth's Burlap Cushions is obvious in the demand for the "Found and Made again" collections. Discarded materials & furniture are rediscovered & reborn by Julie into a new collection of lamps, upholstered pieces, cushions & artwork.

The new cloth collection, Julie says, is based on luck & timing - treasures once 'trash' create unexpected art. What she discovers in hidden pockets & corners of Sydney shops & streets are reworked in combination with wholesomely worded layers of text, printed onto raw linen & hemp with graphic accent colours of redoxide, sepia, bone & straw. The end result includes coffee sack curtains, stools, cushions, canvases, bags, lamps, upholstered chairs. The statement pieces of stretched panel art can also be custom made, of course, nothing is mass produced, & it shows. Her love for her work is evident in every stitch, every design, every fibre, & every piece a unique & much loved statement. I have my eye on those Bespoke Burlap cushions for my linen sofa to create some interest against the linen stripes & ottman check. Hmmm, what do you think?? Divine!

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  1. Love those cushions! They'd look good on my white couches.

  2. I simply love those cushions!
    Nice blogg to :-)

    Best wishes from Norway

  3. I love the panels, great idea!
    stop by for fun giveaways, one ends today!
    going to start to "follow" you, love your blog!